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Friday, February 29, 2008

We had a great presentation by a dental hygeniest today. She talked to the kids about brushing and eating good foods. We all get to have treats too, but we need to brush later so we have nice teeth! We also had reader pals today and we wrote tooth fairy stories. Next week we will discuss dinosaurs and space.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The kids did a great job today. They are reading and writing so well for this point in the school year! We practiced graphing again today using our shirts. We also read a story called "Little Bill Visits the Dentist". Tomorrow we will have a visit from an area dental hygienist who will discuss dental health with the kiddos.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Today we worked on sounding out words. We also graphed what kinds of shoes we were wearing. There was library today and we read a book called "A Trip To The Dentist". Tomorrow we will have a weekly visit from our counselor to discuss being nice to others.

Monday, February 25, 2008

It was a good day. We worked hard a read a new take home book called "Sit Lil". Please have your child read it to you if there is time tonight. We finished a math book on measurement. We did not measure with rulers in this book, however we will do this later. We also went to computer lab today.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

We had a busy day. We took a few assessments (which are in your child's folder) about sounds and vocabulary words such as enormous, bloom, and chat. We were able to hear the author and illustrator of the book "Agate" talk about their book. We also won the manner banner this week which the children were really excited about. They had some really good manners this week. I will not be here tomorrow, so I sent home the homework and newsletter early. Talk to you on Monday!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Today we talked more about being President of our country. We practiced sounding out words in reading and also visited the library today. Tomorrow we will have a presentation by the author of the book "Agate".

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The kids did a very good job today of following directions and finishing their work. We talked about Presidents Day, namely Presidents Washington and Lincoln. We also read a book called "Duck for President" and went to the computer lab. Tomorrow we will have library.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

What a great Valentines Party! The kids did a great job of holding it together all day. Thank you so much to everyone who helped out or donated for us. Everything went well! Tomorrow is reader pal day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Today we practiced sounding out a lot of words. Some of the words in today's workbook lesson were: bat, cake, apron, and tag. We measured things around the room today with string and visited the library. Tomorrow will be Valentines Day. Our party starts at 12:30. Please be sure you have sent your child's Valentines for tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

It is the 100th day of school! We had awards day first, and then we completed a bunch of 100th day activities. We had 100 pieces of snack (cereal), colored a 100 worksheet, drew pictures of what we will look like when we are 100 years old, talked about what we would do with $100, and had playtime for 100 seconds. The kids weren't too fond of playtime for 100 seconds, so I gave them a little extra time. Tomorrow is library day!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Hello families! Today, we read a new take home book called "Sam Sat". I was really impressed with how many kids read through this book on the first try. They are really reading well! In math, we started a new unit on measurement. At first, we are just talking about longer vs shorter. Soon, we will start using rulers. We also decorated our Valentines bags for party day. If you haven't sent in your child's valentines, please do so in the next two days. Anyone helping out with the party, we will start at 12:30.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Happy Friday! We completed Valentines for our families today as well as for our reader pals. We took our math test and spelling test. I was so proud of all the kids during today's spelling test! They did an amazing job. I have never had a class with such high scores. Next week we will continue with Valentines Day Activities and also celebrate our 100th day of school on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I was home with a sick child yesterday, so I apologize for not having a post! As for today, we got a lot done. We do four pages in our reading workbooks and six in our math workbooks! In reading, we sounded out words. In math, we discussed even and odd numbers. We also made Valentine cards for our reader pals today. We read Franklin's Valentines at story and watched Charlie Brown Valentine at rest.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Today we worked on sounding out words again. The kids a doing a great job of this! We counted to 100 in math and they wrote out the entire thing. Be sure to check their bags for this counting chart they worked so hard on. The kids also listened to a story called "Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink"! Library day is tomorrow.

Monday, February 4, 2008

What a busy day! In the morning, the kids not only worked on sounding out words, but they put together their valentine bees. You have to take a look at these because they are really cute! I will hang them in the hall until after Valentine's Day. There was a sub in the afternoon so that I could complete the reading and math testing for Winter. If I have your email, I will let you know the scores later this week. If I do not have your email and you would like to know your child's score, give me a call on Friday and I can let you know how they did. Happy Monday!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Happy Friday! The kids did a great job today. They were mostly respectful to each other and really worked hard. We completed worksheets about action words and practiced sounding out words in reading. We practiced counting in math and voted for Groundhog Day (will he see his shadow). We also had reader pals today. The playground was a bit slippery so there were a few kiddos who fell. We will have our first spelling test next Friday so please check the spelling words in your child's backpack. Have a great weekend!